Last modified on 14 December 2010, at 23:46

BarCamp - How to Run Your Own

BarCamp and other derivative events are a fun and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Since you're reading this, you're probably thinking about setting up your own or helping out on one which is going ahead in the near future.

This guide is meant as a introduction to the BarCamp phenomenon and bring together tips, tricks and clever use of social engineering to make the event take place and be the best it could.

Why the need for this wikibook at all? Well BarCamp.org is a great place, but it's frankly too alive and good information is scattered across the site and buried underneath the next lot of BarCamps. There was also nowhere to collaboratively come to a decision about the best way to do certain things or what things should be avoided based on the experience of other BarCamps around the world.

The format is punchy one liners of advice opposed to long length discussions (which are best served on the discussion/talk pages).

Contents

Noted contributors

BarCamp Legacy

  1. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 History of the Unconference
  2. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 The first BarCamp
  3. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 The rules of BarCamp
  4. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 BarCamp publicity
  5. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 BarCamp or not

How to run your own

  1. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Planning
  2. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Venues
  3. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Creating a team
  4. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Developing your BarCamp
  5. 0% developed  as of Dec 22, 2009 Schedule and the wall
  6. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Telling people about it
  7. 0% developed  as of Dec 22, 2009 Networking and web access
  8. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Sponsorship
  9. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Hosting
  10. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Food + Drink
  11. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Welcome talk
  12. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Dealing with late changes
  13. 0% developed  as of Oct 4, 2010 Organizing an International Barcamp

Successful BarCamps

  1. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Special surprises
  2. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 Notables
  3. 0% developed  as of Dec 21, 2009 BarCamp Records